New Post: 18 OBSTACLES TO PERSONAL DEVOTIONS IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Australian research found that “If pastors could do only one thing to help people at all levels of spiritual maturity grow in their relationship with Christ…they would inspire, encourage, and equip their people to read the Bible—specifically, to reflect on Scripture for meaning in their lives.”

Similarly, The Center for Bible Engagement discovered that “the number one thing you can do for yourself spiritually is read the Bible four times a week or more. Read it this frequently, and your life looks completely different to those who don’t read the Bible, or read it less than that.”

Another survey that resulted in the book What 1000 Churches Reveal About Spiritual Growth, found that “Reflection on Scripture is, by far, the most influential personal spiritual practice.”

And yet these basics of personal spirituality, Bible reading and prayer, are so difficult to maintain in the digital age. Consider some of the obstacles we face in trying to make prayer and Bible reading a regular part of our lives:

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